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ROADHOUSE NEWS ... We now have a proper wall between the function room and the bar, so conerts are no longer open-plan. Yippee!
The town of Penicuik has some 15 000 inhabitants, once a mining and papermaking
centre - now largely a dormitory for Edinburgh. Penicuik Folk Club meets in the Roadhouse Pub, 136 John Street, Penicuik, EH26 8NJ, (01968) 678405. It´s a fine venue right in the middle of sunny downtown Penicuik, opposite the Tower chippie(!) - a real folk-club atmosphere. We are in the comfy lounge bar for sessions and in the function room for concerts. There´s parking round the back of the pub and plenty of street parking nearby. Disabled access is no problem and there´s even a disabled loo. We have now stopped being nomads and settled in the Roadhouse. Sandra and her staff are very welcoming and the regular Roadhouse punters even join us occasionally. Nice. Please join us.
The club holds a concert once each month (generally the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm, as promptly as we can manage) when a professional folk artist or band performs and visitors to the club pay an entrance fee. All other Tuesdays are free Singers Nights, which generally get underway about 8.30pm.
We book folk musicians and encourage the playing and singing of folk music but we interpret "folk" very liberally. Many of our guests and regular sessioneers veer into country and western, blues, acoustic rock/pop. We work on the premise that any song has the potential to become a folk song it just has to be good enough to last long enough to become part of the singing tradition.
You can find out more interesting things from the club committee:-
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Published by Penicuik Folk Club webmaster.
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